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Lee's Summit Man Sentenced to 51 Years for Illegal Drugs, Firearms

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Timothy A. Garrison, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Lee’s Summit, Mo., man has been sentenced in federal court for drug-trafficking and firearms violations.

Terreall McDaniel, 33, of Lee’s Summit, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, to 51 years and 10 months in federal prison without parole. McDaniel was sentenced as an armed career criminal due to his prior felony convictions.

On July 26, 2017, McDaniel was found guilty following a bench trial of all six counts contained in a federal indictment. McDaniel was convicted of two counts of possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute, two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, and two counts of possessing a firearm in relation to a drug-trafficking crime.

McDaniel was found in possession of marijuana, 22 individually wrapped bags of cocaine, and a loaded firearm hidden under the driver’s seat of the vehicle he was driving during a vehicle stop by a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper on Dec. 31, 2014. McDaniel was arrested, but was later released.

McDaniel led a Raytown, Mo., police officer on a high-speed pursuit on June 24, 2015. The officer discontinued the pursuit due to the danger created by the vehicle’s flight. The vehicle was found very shortly after the pursuit ended when it crashed in a wooded area. Officers identified McDaniel as the driver and arrested him. During a subsequent search, officers located a large amount of marijuana, 10 individually wrapped bags of cocaine, 11 individually wrapped bags of pills (which contained methamphetamine), a digital scale, a grinder and a loaded firearm on the driver’s seat of the vehicle. 

McDaniel has three prior felony convictions for distributing a controlled substance, two prior felony convictions for possession of a controlled substance and prior felony convictions for tampering (in which he led police on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle), drug trafficking and carrying a concealed weapon. McDaniel was on parole at the time of the federal offenses.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Alison D. Dunning and Emily A. Morgan. It was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Raytown, Mo., Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Updated March 1, 2018

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses